oceanmotion

Ubisoft: only "vocal minority" complains about number of Assassin's Creed games

oceanmotion

4 years ago

I have a problem with the same bad game play and repeated design flaws every year not the number of games.
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Battlefield Hardline single-player debuts, new multiplayer modes revealed

oceanmotion

4 years ago

Continues to be garbage in single player, how!? Stop using the same handbook. Devs are just factory workers at EA. You can tell devs are trying to squeeze in anything without rocking the boat but to no great effect, unlucky.
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Metal Gear Solid 5's cardboard box gets some peculiar new features

oceanmotion

4 years ago

Fun option as games should be.
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Microsoft's Gamescom 2014 briefing

oceanmotion

4 years ago

Amazing visual style.
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oceanmotion

4 years ago

Do Rare exist ?
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oceanmotion

4 years ago

Oh, there is the cash. What is the point. Thanks for paying for a game we would get to play anyway.
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oceanmotion

4 years ago

Exclusive DLC, wait for it......
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oceanmotion

4 years ago

He still works there!
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oceanmotion

4 years ago

Exclusive DLC, zero fucks given.

That 1TB price, yikes. That ain't selling.
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oceanmotion

4 years ago

Gear change, momentum are not part of the future.
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oceanmotion

4 years ago

Do we need to know more...
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oceanmotion

4 years ago

What was that game called ?
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oceanmotion

4 years ago

Oh god cringe.
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oceanmotion

4 years ago

The Firm with Tom Cruise.
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Xbox One launch title Ryse: Son of Rome announced for PC

oceanmotion

4 years ago

@Widge

I think MCC might just go PC, not this year though. Halo could do with a bigger interest base. Would help the brand expand and wouldn't hurt Xbox sales. Everything is front loaded.
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Unsubscribe?

oceanmotion

4 years ago

I don't think the 10% discount is worth it when the digital games prices are astronomical. It's just a carrot being held by a laughing EA boss, here have a few quid back while we take about 30% more by digital default.

Does nobody see the huge slippery slope that was once the DLC slippery slope and a F2P mechanics slippery slope. EA want more than 3.99/30 a year from some users for old games, they want us all to subscribe to access those great EA servers at all, those pre order bonuses and game perks exclusive to EA Access subscribers. We have some DLC to sell you with these free games. The old games are the hook, they will strip games further back to bare bones, use EA Access to get you in the door then you find out that to get anywhere pay up for DLC and micro transactions. EA are almost F2P their games but charging a subscription to get access to them.

It might seem like a cheap proposition but EA are only making games across the board more expensive with so many layers of revenue, brand new day one or old, frankly every single EA game at this point should be on EA Access for 3.99 and then make profit off the extras, but they want your 40-50 plus 30 season pass for each game first.
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Gearbox explains why it should be dropped from Aliens lawsuit

oceanmotion

4 years ago

Pitchford is pure slime.
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Sony says EA Access program isn't "good value"

oceanmotion

4 years ago

An interesting perspective is DLC. With the sub being so cheap and old games loaded with DLC, users might feel a greater need to buy that content and as a result not want to stop subscribing as it's no longer a cheap 3.99 a month, 30 a year throwaway. They could be spending quite a lot on top which in a weird way seems silly to give up. EA hook successful.
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oceanmotion

4 years ago

Maybe it's a Microsoft and publisher conspiracy to dilute free games with Gold and Plus subscriptions then replace it with EA Access, Ubisoft Uplay etc. for offering free games and more. Puts the ball firmly in the publisher court and MS can sit back on it's cloud and laugh at not having to offer free games to compete.

Microsoft doesn't want to give more than they have to, you can bet the company directive is not how do we compete with Playstation Plus but how do we kill it, step 1 - EA Access, step 2 - Other publishers follow. Watch Microsoft worm their way out of free games asap.
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oceanmotion

4 years ago

I think we should remember what happens when EA get their way over a platform holder. Original Xbox and Xbox Live. EA servers and EA/Origin account.

You can argue we should wait and see what happens but it's very hard to give EA that right. What I imagine will likely happen.

All demos, betas in the future will require EA Access.
Bonuses Content and perks will come to EA Access rather more so than pre orders.
Online Premium service features will soon require EA Access like dedicated server priority, customizing, maybe even online play at some point.
DLC First with EA All Access.

It's just one big slippery slope to having an EA sub to play anything but the bare bones. They have EA Access then piled on top is DLC, micro transactions. A dream come true. The last piece is probably an EA console or streaming service so it all belongs to them.
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F2P MMO Neverwinter confirmed for Xbox One

oceanmotion

4 years ago

@GamesConnoisseur

I'm talking about F2P games, Destiny is not one.

Right now, you can play Planetside and DC Universe without a plus subscription on Playstation, can you play Warface, World of Tanks on Xbox without a Gold subscription, no you cannot. The end.
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oceanmotion

4 years ago

@cloudskipa

It falls a bit too close to media apps behind gold idiocy. Unless they are using Azure servers, seems like another stupid toll because Microsoft can. You don't hook people into F2P games by asking them to pay for Xbox Live Gold first.
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oceanmotion

4 years ago

Surprised Xbox still requires Gold for these games, Playstation doesn't.
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Activision unveils three Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Collector's Editions

oceanmotion

4 years ago

My feelings for these editions are as emotionless as Kevin Spacey's digital face.
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Deep Silver parent company buys Homefront from Crytek

oceanmotion

4 years ago

Long name.
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Bungie forced to pay $95k to ex-Halo, Destiny composer

oceanmotion

4 years ago

@jabberwocky

Yeah, the announcer is torture.
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oceanmotion

4 years ago

Maybe he thought Peter Dinklage was a shit choice.
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See how Bungie updated Destiny's Dinklage dialogue

oceanmotion

4 years ago

Does the multiplayer announcer get any flak ?

That voice is torture.
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Microsoft is shuttering Xbox Entertainment Studios, original programming

oceanmotion

4 years ago

Another bad idea everyone but Microsoft could see from space.

Co-develop with other studios on a case by case basis is all they needed to do for content worth doing. Everyone and their dog is doing content services, just be the home for all those services and sprinkle some homemade content on top like Halo, you can't lose.
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Microsoft announces 18,000 jobs to be cut in the next year

oceanmotion

4 years ago

I hope Microsoft don't kill the 10-30 Nokia phones. Perfect emergency, back up phones.

Don't start shifting all manufacturing to China either. Nokia phones last.
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Codemasters unveils Grid Autosport DLC plan

oceanmotion

4 years ago

Your deluded if you don't think the grind is being manipulated for the purpose of making money from those boosters. That's why they are shit and not a play it normally choice. The XP curve is wrong to begin with.
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Crytek's Ryse 2 canned as financial struggle spreads to Shanghai

oceanmotion

4 years ago

I guess that F2P nonsense they set their hearts on didn't work out.

They probably expanded too fast.

Games always had nice shooting mechanics and a few levels of Crysis were good fun. Other than that not much of a Crytek fan.

Good luck to all the staff in the future.
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Don't call Crackdown on Xbox One Crackdown 3

oceanmotion

4 years ago

Crackdown : Can't connect to server.
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Microsoft's E3 press conference

oceanmotion

4 years ago

New Call of Duty demonstration seems unlikely.
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oceanmotion

4 years ago

No Yusuf Mehdi and we are off to a good start.
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ESRB outs Xbox One Dance Central: Spotlight

oceanmotion

4 years ago

One down. How many more to go...
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Why online shooting peaked with Bungie's decade-old Halo 2

oceanmotion

4 years ago

Spot on. I crave something like this again.
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uPlay issues affect Watch Dogs on PS4 and Xbox One, too

oceanmotion

4 years ago

If only Microsoft told EA to piss off years ago and the rest of the publishers that like adding their own stuff. Hindrance should not be a selling point. Games are rentals now and should be treated as low value since there are pretty worthless in the end.
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Layoffs hit Rare following Kinect Sports Rivals flop

oceanmotion

4 years ago

@Calverz

They've had about a decade.

Stuff like Viva Pinata, Banjo shows they have great ideas and fantastic art but still fail miserably when it comes to coherent game play.

This generation or bust for Rare. Bring on E3.
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Why Xbox One's ambitious media strategy failed

oceanmotion

4 years ago

It was pretty obvious to everyone Kinect 1.0 had its' day long before Xbox One and normal TV consumption was on the wayside while streaming services are what consumers were buying into. With Xbox 360 they had the best collection of streaming services outside of a PC or iPad. Gold paywall aside, streaming service ubiquity was there for the taking if they continued down that path with Xbox One instead of HDMI passthrough which is just a tweaked Microsoft TV dream from more than 10 years ago that just won't happen. It's just a pity the hardware had to suffer.

To even fail to understand that core gamers buy your hardware first and that the masses would buy into Xbox Live Gold to watch free or already paid for services and plug in there cable/satellite box for the privilege of a TV guide. Complete ignorance. I'm glad they have been forced to change but whether they still believe they were right and the message was wrong and will try again, who knows. I hope not. The Microsoft bubble needs popped so they view their strategy from an outside perspective, I'm sure in Microsoft land, it all looked great, yes this is amazing don't you agree but we don't all live in Microsoft land.
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Microsoft to sell Xbox One without Kinect for 349

oceanmotion

4 years ago

Good news. Thought it would have been 299 though.
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Trials Fusion has day one patch to boost Xbox One resolution

oceanmotion

4 years ago

@MrMattAdz

Trials is more demanding than people think. Forza 5 has baked lighting, Trials does not for example.

Good article here

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-trials-evolution-tech-interview
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Battlefield 4's biggest Easter egg discovered

oceanmotion

4 years ago

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Assassin's Creed: Unity confirmed by Ubisoft with in-game footage

oceanmotion

4 years ago

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Ghost Recon Online renamed Ghost Recon Phantoms

oceanmotion

4 years ago

Uplay haunting.
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Microsoft announces Xbox One Media Remote

oceanmotion

4 years ago

It will be bundled soon to help Xbox One sales.
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OneDrive now nets achievements on Xbox One

oceanmotion

4 years ago

Shakes head.
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Ouya gets a new black model with double the storage

oceanmotion

4 years ago

This scam still going.
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No exciting story DLC for Wii U Batman owners

oceanmotion

4 years ago

It is cheaper to offer refunds than release the content. The number of buyers must be so low that testing and releasing the content isn't even close to being worth it.
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oceanmotion

4 years ago

Already paid for and they still don't bother.

That has to be rock bottom for the Wii U.
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